The Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday discussed amending a ballot question that would let voters decide whether to change the dates that municipal elections are held.
The original question, which is to appear on the ballot during the city's general election on May 19, would give voters the opportunity to change municipal primary and general elections to coincide with the presidential ones.
If that happens, the city's primary and general elections no longer would be held in March and May, but in February and November.
Councilman Lewis C. Metzner suggested keeping the ballot question the same as far as the general election is concerned. He said the city should consider, however, changing the municipal primary to September, which would mean the primary would be held only two months before the presidential general election.